Castle Wars

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This is a safe activity.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

Event information[edit source]

  • Friends Chat – King Kolton9
  • LocationCastle Wars lobby, world 39
  • Date and time
UTC Pacific Mountain Central Eastern    UK    Europe East Aus
8:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
12:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
1:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
2:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
3:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
8:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
9:00 pm
Sat, 26 Sep
7:00 am
Sun, 27 Sep
The event is over.
  • Requirements: None

Details[edit source]

For a more detailed explanation, please read the main article: Castle Wars.
Please only enter the green portal to keep the teams even. {{Relative location |location = Castle Wars |north = [[Ardougne]] |west = [[Poison Waste Slayer Dungeon]] |south = [[Feldip Hills]] |east = [[Yanille]] }}

Getting there[edit source]

There are many ways to get to Castle Wars:

Gameplay[edit source]

Castle Wars is RuneScape's version of Capture-the-Flag. There are two teams, Saradomin and Zamorak. The goal is to capture the enemy team's standard: a big flag situated at the very top of their fortress.

There are many ways to the enemy fortress - traverse the dangerous, collapsing tunnels underground; sneak around the battlefield and jump over the river at the edge; or just storm right through the middle of the arena. Once in the enemy fortress, you will have to fight through the enemy team to the top of the castle, where you grab the standard - and then you have to get back to your own fortress to capture it!

You can bring any gear you want - on death, you just respawn in your team's lobby with all your equipment. Food is provided in the form of Bandages. Note that you cannot bring capes into the arena.
Wearing a Castle Wars brace at the start of the game gives several bonuses: 20% more damage against enemies wielding your team's standard, and 50% more health per bandage.


Equipment[edit source]

Recommended equipment for Magic
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Virtus mask / Anima Core helm of Seren Superior void knight mage helm Hood of subjugation Seasinger's hood Ganodermic visor / Ahrim's hood
Neck Amulet of souls Arcane blood necklace / Arcane stream necklace Reaper necklace / Saradomin's hiss Amulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury Dragon Rider amulet
Back Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Mej God cape Max cape Skillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
Body Virtus top / Anima Core body of Seren Superior elite void knight top Garb of subjugation Seasinger's robe top Ganodermic poncho / Ahrim's robe top
Legs Virtus robe bottom / Anima Core legs of Seren Superior elite void knight robe Gown of subjugation Seasinger's robe bottom Ganodermic leggings / Ahrim's robe skirt
Main hand Seismic wand Wand of the Cywir elders Seasinger kiba Attuned crystal wand / Virtus wand Abyssal wand
Two-handed weapon Noxious staff Camel staff / Staff of darkness Attuned crystal staff / Chaotic staff Armadyl battlestaff Staff of light
Off-hand weapon Seismic singularity Seasinger makigai Attuned crystal orb / Virtus book Abyssal orb N/A
Off-hand weapon Merciless kiteshield Farseer kiteshield Arcane spirit shield Spectral spirit shield / Dragonfire ward Ward of subjugation
Gloves Celestial handwraps / Virtus gloves Superior void knight gloves / Spellcaster gloves Gloves of subjugation Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Static gloves
Feet Virtus boots Boots of subjugation Silverhawk boots Ragefire boots / Ganodermic boots N/A
Ring Asylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switch Ring of death + Ring of Vigour switch Sixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switch Luck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switch Seers' ring + Ring of Vigour switch
Aura Runic accuracy aura / Maniacal aura Dark magic aura Inspiration aura Invigorate aura Vampyrism aura
Pocket Berserk blood essence without Overloads Illuminated god book / God book Sign of death / Sign of life N/A N/A

Recommended equipment for Ranged
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Pernix cowl / Anima Core helm of Zamorak Superior void knight ranger helm Armadyl helmet Death Lotus hood Karil's coif
Neck Amulet of souls Farsight blood necklace / Farsight sniper necklace Reaper necklace / Saradomin's murmur Amulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury / Amulet of ranging Dragon Rider amulet
Back Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal-Xil Max cape Ava's alerter Skillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
Body Pernix body / Anima Core body of Zamorak Superior elite void knight top Armadyl chestplate Death Lotus chestplate Karil's top
Legs Pernix body / Anima Core legs of Zamorak Superior elite void knight robe Armadyl chainskirt Death Lotus chaps Karil's skirt
Main hand Ascension crossbow Shadow glaive Death Lotus dart Chaotic crossbow Armadyl crossbow / Energised arm cannon
Two-handed weapon Noxious longbow Wyvern crossbow / Strykebow Attuned crystal bow Zaryte bow / Royal crossbow Hand cannon
Off-hand weapon Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand shadow glaive Off-hand Death Lotus dart Off-hand chaotic crossbow Off-hand Armadyl crossbow / Off-hand energised arm cannon
Off-hand weapon Vengeful kiteshield Eagle-eye kiteshield Strykebow / Dark bow Elysian spirit shield Dragonfire deflector
Gloves Nightmare gauntlets Superior void knight gloves Pernix gloves / Swift gloves Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Tracking gloves
Feet Pernix boots Armadyl boots Silverhawk boots Glaiven boots N/A
Ring Asylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switch Ring of death + Ring of Vigour switch Sixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switch Luck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switch Archers' ring + Ring of Vigour switch
Aura Sharpshooter aura / Reckless aura Dark magic aura Inspiration aura Invigorate aura Vampyrism aura
Pocket Berserk blood essence without Overloads Illuminated god book / God book Sign of death / Sign of life N/A N/A

Recommended equipment for Melee
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Torva full helm / Anima Core helm of Zaros Superior void knight melee helm Bandos helmet Tetsu helm Melee Barrows helmet
Neck Amulet of souls Brawler's blood necklace / Brawler's knockout necklace Reaper necklace / Saradomin's whisper Amulet of fury (t) / Amulet of fury Dragon Rider amulet
Back Completionist cape TokHaar-Kal Max cape Fire cape Skillcape / Ardougne cloak 4
Body Malevolent cuirass / Superior elite void knight top Torva platebody / Anima Core Body of Zaros Bandos chestplate Tetsu body Melee Barrows body
Legs Torva platelegs / Anima Core Legs of Zaros Superior elite void knight robe Bandos tassets Tetsu legs Melee Barrows legs
Main hand Main hand Drygore weapon Blade of Nymora Tetsu katana Main hand Chaotic weapon Korasi's sword / Abyssal vine whip
Two-handed weapon Noxious scythe Dragon Rider lance Mizuyari / Attuned crystal halberd Two-handed Chaotic weapon / Sunspear (melee) God sword
Off-hand weapon Off-hand Drygore weapon Blade of Avaryss Tetsu wakizashi Off-hand Chaotic weapon Jessika's sword
Off-hand weapon Malevolent kiteshield Chaotic kiteshield Divine spirit shield Dragonfire shield Bandos warshield
Gloves Razorback gauntlets / Torva gloves Superior void knight gloves / Goliath gloves Bandos gauntlets Culinaromancer's gloves 10 Pneumatic gloves
Feet Torva boots Bandos boots Silverhawk boots Steadfast boots N/A
Ring Asylum surgeon's ring + Ring of Vigour switch Ring of death + Ring of Vigour switch Sixth-Age circuit + Ring of Vigour switch Luck of the Dwarves + Ring of Vigour switch Warrior ring + Ring of Vigour switch
Aura Brawler aura / Berserker aura Dark magic aura Inspiration aura Invigorate aura Vampyrism aura
Pocket Berserk blood essence without Overloads Illuminated god book / God book Sign of death / Sign of life N/A N/A

Rewards[edit source]

For more detailed information, please see Castle Wars Ticket Exchange.

The main reward from Castle Wars are the Gold and Silver tickets. These are awarded as follows:

Match
result
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Gold ticket
Castle wars ticket (silver).png
Silver ticket
Won 2 1
Draw 1 1
Lost 0 1

These tickets can be used to buy special armour, only available from Castle Wars. Additionally, you can win halos that reduce Prayer drain rates, special capes based on your performance in-game, and several items that help you in future Castle Wars matches.